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Important Documents

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You will need the following documents in Germany:

  • Valid passports or personal identification for you and accompanying family members
  • Visa if required
  • Certified copies of your educational qualifications translated into German or English: School-leaving certificate or high school diploma (for work contracts and enrollment at the University of Potsdam), university diplomas (BA and MA), doctoral diploma if applicable
  • Letter of invitation from your institute / supervisor
  • Several biometric passport photos
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Documentation of funding (scholarship letter), if applicable
  • Marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Birth certificates of children, if applicable

For longer stays, please bring the following documents as well:

  • Vaccination record
  • Declaration regarding required medications, if applicable
  • Disabled person's pass, if applicable
  • International driver's license, if applicable